Created: Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:06
#AccountabilityThinking redirects funding priorities for the Academy12 April, 2019, BRUSSELS
After the visit by 4 School Principals from South Africa to Sweden and Belgium, Learning Academy Worldwide's priorities for research and implementation have been directed at School Gardens, Teacher Development and Youth Development within Health.
Over the next 6 months the Academy will explore funding support within these three priorities for both research and implementation in the South African context.
The six schools targeted for these initiatives include: Kerria Primary School, Kwavulindlebe School for the Deaf, Siphosethu Primary School, Parkview Primary School, Klipfontein Primary School and Sefako Mapogo Makgatho Primary School.
The aims are to strategically position:
- School gardens as laboratories for study and exploration of innovation.
- Youth researchers as community health data analysts for informed intervention and health monitoring.
- Teachers as agents of change in creating transforming delivery models of pedagogy.
Created: Thursday, 31 January 2019 12:14
#AccountabilityThinking takes South African Principals to Sweden and BelgiumFour Primary school principals will spend time in Sweden collaborating with the network of Learning Academy Worldwide within Swedish schools during the last two weeks of March 2019.
As a team, they are familiar with each other as they have gathered reguarly for leadership support since 2014. Meeting annually at the Wisehub Summit, they were challenged during the 2018 event to act boldly in the sphere of collaborative sharing in order to extend their knowledge of best practices. They have been visiting each other's schools and have now embarked on a team initiative that will take them to Sweden.
They will be exploring interventions that can provide useful insights to
their own learning environments. The planned sessions with Swedish schools will also serve as platform to help promote their own successes as inspiring examples, highlighting practices that can enhance understanding to those Swedish schools and institutions.
School principals will also have an opportunity to seek partnerships with a designated
school(s) in order to even learn from the practices within those schools, the priorities and
challenges in that school environment, understanding community and how they measure and assess learning.
Additionally, part of the seminars will be hosted with a school that champions innovative special
education needs solutions, including deaf education and, so-called, learning inhibitions. This
particular school is in a community that have some striking resemblances to the socio-economic
challenges faced in South African schools proximated in high-stakes communities.
The visit to Sweden will provide the Principals with:
- Improved knowledge of good educational practices
- Established global partners for reciprocal benefit
- Student and learner exchange opportunities for multicultural benefits and confidence building
- Leadership insights for innovative wise leadership in the 21st century school
SA Youth Character Development Shines in the US
19 December, 2018, Brussels, BELGIUM
Learning Academy Worldwide is proud to have been instrumental in enabling the young people within the Lifeskills Portfolio programme in South Africa, to travel to the US for 2 weeks to showcase their talent and advance knowledge of their unique youth character and competence development program.
Accountability for 2019 expected
Read more about Wisehub 2018 - CLICK HERE.